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Genetics and Culture

  • Henk A. M. J. Ten Have
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 8)

Abstract

In present-day culture, genetical issues have a strong public representation. The media are frequently drawing our attention to genetic discoveries. These reports seem to follow a particular pattern: the gene mutation associated with a particular disease has been identified; an effective therapy for the disease is lacking, and it is not probable that the discovery itself will enhance the development of therapeutic possibilities. However, the discovery will lead to a more or less accurate prediction of the presence and prognosis of the disease when individuals are tested, even long before the onset of symptoms.

Keywords

Genetic Information Clinical Genetic Human Genome Project Moral Debate Genetic Knowledge 
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